We are in Safe Start Phase 2. Read our press release.

Questions about COVID-19? Visit our COVID-19 pages.

We suspended most in-person services. Read our blog post.

The Health Department is closed July 3 for the Fourth of July Holiday.

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We offer a culture of opportunities for public health professionals.

Explore a career in public health! Public health professionals help to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. Join our team!

Excellent pay and benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Retirement.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Great colleagues in a supportive, encouraging environment.
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for growth and professional development.

Find out more about working for the Health Department

Apply online by the closing date shown in each of our job announcements. 

  • Employment Opportunities—View open positions and apply online.
  • Interim Job Assignments (Internal Only)—Only current regular, project, or appointive employees qualify.

Read our Classification Descriptions for more information about the types of positions we offer.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer embracing the rich diversity of our community. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Read about our Veterans' Preference Guidelines.

Reasonable accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities. Contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management at or (253) 798-6486.

Employment Verification

  • Phone: (253) 798-4406.
  • Fax: (253) 798-6296.

Safety and Risk Management

We provide a safe and healthy work environment for our staff and the public.


Colleen Kilduff, Human Resources/Risk Manager at:

  • Phone: (253) 798-6467.
  • Fax: (253) 798-6296.
  • Email:


Learn more about living and working in Pierce County.

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